A mysterious leather-clad figure on a motorcycle rides into a deserted rural town in Italy, to the tune of Riz Ortolani's harmonica-driven score. The figure is Miele (Monica Vitti), a motor-mouthed pathological liar supposedly traveling to meet her gangster boyfriend, Big Louie. Miele brushes open the swinging doors of a laundress (Claudia Cardinale) to abandon her hubby and flee to Naples. What follows is a fun-filled road trip, with Miele's dishonesty increasingly transparent as Claudia gains confidence and proves the savvier of the pair.
When Life Was In Black and White was the first album from the Dave Stapleton Quintet. Winning rave reviews for their accessible yet contemporary take on their approach to form and composition from Jazzwise and Guardian, DSQ won a number of fans throughout the UK. Based in Cardiff, DSQ performed extensively and built a formidable reputation as one of the most hotly tipped bands to emerge in some time.